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Not My War

Emma's Revolution
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"My father joined the Army when he was 15. His mother had died when he was a child and he signed up for the same reasons most young people do: to get an education, find a job, to do something that would make his family proud. US wars have always been waged on and fought by the poorest people in the world. I’ve never seen a recruiting billboard in a rich neighborhood. This is for the resisters. ivaw.org. veteransforpeace.org"
I will not fight
I will not take orders
My life is short
and getting shorter
This is not my land
I don't belong here
This is not my war,
This is not my war

When I was young
I would play the hero
My chance for real,
next to zero
I grew up poor
and I grew up empty
Recruiters came
and tried to tempt me

They promised cars
and they promised money
They showed my future
bright and sunny
Though it sounded good,
I did not believe them
I had a friend
and they deceived him.

I will not fight
I will not take orders
My life is short
And getting shorter
This is not my land
I don't belong here
This is not my war,
This is not my war !

My buddy, Juan
joined the army
He was convinced
he would help his family..
He tried his best
to buy the story
But bloody lies
betrayed the glory
Juan wrote to me
from a bar in Baghdad
He helped me see
the power that I had
There is no war
without the warrior
Just silent tanks,
guns and mortars..

I will not fight
I will not take orders
My life is short
and getting shorter
This is not my land
I don't belong here
This is not my war,
This is not my war !!


Juan came home
to the dock at Dover
We laid him down
in Kentucky clover
With his son
and his wife beside me
I read his words
May they always guide me.

I will not fight
I will not take orders
My life is short
and getting shorter
This is not my land
I don't belong here
This is not my war,
This is not my war !

I will not fight
I will not take orders
My life is short
and getting shorter
This is not my land
I don't belong here
This is not my war,
This is not my war,
This is not my war,
This is not my war !

inviata da giorgio - 31/5/2012 - 08:12



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